It is with deep and endless sorrow that we mourn the passing of Lloyd Harold Smith on July 2nd, 2021. He is survived by his four children, Linda (Terry), Lonnie (Shannon), Lorrie (Calvin), and Lisa. Grandchildren, Bill (Jennifer), Shawn (Laura), Ben (Liz), Tala (Jamie), Breanne, Brittany, Jennifer, and Kristina. Great Grandchildren Ethan, Brooklyn, Mckenna, William, Lucas, Leon, Nevaeh-Lynne, and sister Edith Havaand.
Born in Cabri, Saskatchewan, the eldest child to Harold and Marie Smith. He was raised in Tompkins, Saskatchewan along with his younger siblings Merv, Warren, Edith, and Wayne. After the passing of his wife Virginia Carol Lee (mother of Linda, Lonnie, and Lorrie) in 1964, Lloyd moved to Calgary from Swift Current, Saskatchewan and married his second wife Phyllis Mary Vasko (mother of Lisa) in 1965. Phyllis passed in 2019. He is also predeceased by his parents, Harold and Marie, as well as brothers Merv, Warren, and Wayne.
Lloyd raised his family in Calgary. He was blessed to have been able to pursue his passion of music, playing in the lounge at the Trade Winds Hotel with younger brother Merv for many years, as well as a few years in a small band with best friend Bill Anderson and eldest daughter Linda. Lloyd worked in various printing shops throughout Calgary. Followed by many years of a paper delivery contract with Barber Ellis, working alongside his son Lonnie and brother Wayne.
He will be forever remembered as an amazing and loving father and grandfather.
Loved deeply by his immediate and extended family as well as countless friends.
Details for a celebration of life for Lloyd will be announced by family at a later date.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an Angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind,
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
I had so much to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I thought, just for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me…
I’m right here in your heart.
Author: Eric Horner